Fleece preparation, spinning, weaving, knitting – if it involves fibre I tinker with it. A small selection of pieces I’ve made or am currently working on are shown below. Please get in touch if you have any questions about techniques used or are interested in purchasing a piece.
A long range project, knitting just two rows each day. Each day the colour selected will depend on the temperature that day – with each colour representing a 5 celsius temperature range.
Designed by Tamara Moots (pattern available on Ravelry: Brianna Cabled Cloak), this was made for my daughter who is into D&D and requested an elven hood.
Striped fabric woven on a rigid heddle loom – a plain weave was used to showcase the self striping nature of this commercially produced yarn. The finished fabric was used to make a small crossbody bag.
I love to see things I’ve made being used. It looks like this sock may be in need of some darning.
Designed and knit for a customer – specific requests: casual fit, cable detailing, tunic style.
A commission for a traditional lace shawl but in a non-tradtional red colour – the shawl was destined for a bride in India so British knitting techniques and Indian wedding traditions were combined for this unique piece.
A silk and merino wool blend being spun into yarn. This was used to weave a large scarf for a customer in the US, I loved this yarn and was very tempted to keep the scarf for myself (but then the desire to make some money to buy more sheep fluff got the better of me).
These sheep live a few minutes walk from home, the Masham longwool (a Teeswater – Swaledale cross) is one of my favourite fibres for spinning, not as soft as Wensleydale but it spins and dyes well and I find it quite forgiving at the spinning wheel.